Sunday, June 23, 2024

Tropical Storm Lisa

Holy Cross Primary School teachers walked out of classes

On Monday, October 31st, over a dozen Holy Cross Anglican Primary School teachers in the San Mateo Subdivision walked out of their classes because the school’s management owes them salaries and hardship allowances.

Islanders monitoring Tropical Storm Lisa; voluntary evacuations underway

While Tropical Storm Lisa is forecasted to make landfall in southern Belize as a Category 1 hurricane tomorrow Wednesday evening, many families in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, are voluntarily evacuating the island. Early on Tuesday, October 1st, large crowds arrived at the water taxi terminals and the John Greif II Municipal Airport, heading to the mainland. Meanwhile, residential and businesses secured their properties ahead of the pending storm.

National Meteorological Service of Belize Advisory: Tropical Storm Lisa Forms

The National Meteorological Service of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby inform the public that at 10:00 a.m. (local time), Tropical Storm Lisa was located near latitude 15.5N, longitude 77.3W or about 735 miles East by South of Belize City. Lisa was moving to the west at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and a minimum central pressure of 1003 mb. Lisa is to continue on a general west to west-north-westward track for the next few days. On this forecast path, the system will move south of Jamaica today, north of the northern coast of Honduras on Tuesday, and then approach the coast of Belize late Wednesday with landfall possible on Belize late on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Strengthening is expected and Lisa is expected to be a category 1 hurricane by landfall on the country.